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SVG 1.2 - text flow

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 11:08:15 EST
Message-ID: <39.342918f5.2b83b46f@aol.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

First, a minor textual thing. It would be useful to include a reference to 
the relevant requirements document, http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG2Reqs/, in the 
text and in the reference list of the SVG 1.2 WD.

With regards to text flow, is it intended that there will be a simple and 
succinct way to create flowing text in a rectangle, without the document 
author having to explicitly specify multiple descendant elements of <
svg:flowText> element?

In other words will it be possible to display a couple of paragraphs of 
flowed SVG text by using something like the simplified,

<svg:svg .... >
<svg:flowText ...>Blah Blah ...</svg:flowText>
<svg:flowText ...>Blah Blah ...</svg:flowText>

analogous to 

<html:p>Blah Blah ... </html:p>
<html:p>Blah Blah ... </html:p>

Or will the document author likely always have to fiddle with the descendant 
elements of <svg:flowText>?

I appreciate that for certain uses, it will likely be necessary and 
advantageous to take advantage of the descendant elements. For the simple 
(and commonest?) case of laying out text in a rectangle the syntax - at least 
as much as one can guess it from the first WD - looks not to be very 

Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 18 February 2003 11:08:50 UTC

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